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Lady Mules post win; face covid-19 interruption


The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team traveled to Rainier last Thursday and beat the Mountaineers in three sets, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-20.

“My bench was my star tonight,” Coach Kayli Hurley said. “They brought tons of energy and positivity.”

Jansi Merz had 12 kills, a block, and served five aces. Jordyn Watson added seven kills and seven digs for the Lady Mules. Setter M.J. Neves had 17 assists, and Reigha Niemeyer pulled up nine digs.

“Arrow Rose showed some solid back row play, and Megan Leitz had some shining moments in the front row with five kills,” Hurley added.

The Lady Mules canceled one game this week and rescheduled another after some members of the program were exposed to someone who had tested positive for covid-19. There will be no practice until next week. A short midwinter school break began on Wednesday, and will continue through the weekend.

“We are taking more than the recommended precautions as a couple of people associated with the team were put into quarantine,” Hurley wrote in an email. “We were told not to shut down; it was a choice made after some long, hard discussions.”

“We decided after looking at timelines that our best option to play the most games safely and not put ourselves at risk for losing our opportunity to compete in the modified district tournament nor put any other schools at risk was to cancel all team things for this week,” she continued. “It's sad. We are frustrated and heart broken. It's also the most responsible choice.”

If all goes well, the Lady Mules will resume play on Monday in a home match against Toutle Lake.


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